There’s another biopic in the works and this time it’s covering the late, great Ernest Hemingway. According to THR, the film rights to the biography Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir have been optioned by Gotham Group and producer Kevin Fortuna. The book was written by A.E. Hotchner and is a New York Times best seller. One of the producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein stated,”It is rare that we have such intimate, truthful knowledge about the life and, ultimately, demise of a true American icon.”

More on Hemingway after the jump.

Hotchner’s New York Times best-seller explores the final 14 years of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s life, during which he was close friends with Hotchner, now 88. Hotchner wrote the 1962 film “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man,” based on the author’s stories.

Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author of classic literature. Some of his works include The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Hemingway’s life was touched by tragedy as he dealt with depression, death and alcoholism through the majority of his years. The author died in 1961, due to a self inflicted gunshot to the head. He was only 61 years old.